Accessible Archives Releases Book Interface

Malvern, PA (January 12, 2010) – Accessible Archives, Inc.© will soon release an upgrade to its search interface to accommodate its expanding collection of content, especially that recently added to The Civil War. The publisher of electronic full-text searchable historical databases will be demonstrating the new interface at the Public Library Association 2010 National Conference in March.

Tom Nagy, Accessible Archives COO, describes the new interface as “a seamless integrated search experience for both serial and book content, such as the war memoirs written from soldiers’ and generals’ perspectives. While planning for this release, in response to customer feedback we will be adding other features that enhance the end-user experience in accessing our primary source content.”

Among the new search features will be:

  • Options for full-text or fielded Boolean searches
  • Multiple search boxes
  • Normalization/automation of query punctuation and singular/plural forms
  • Ability to restrict search results to specific sources or date ranges

Beyond the search upgrades, there will be enhancements in browsing, sorting and results display, as well. Linking of e-book table of contents will be more robust, and it will be possible to group multi-volume sets together. The default sort option – relevance ranking – has become the most popular, particularly for student users. Other sort options also will be available. Easy navigation will be added between book pages, table of contents and images.

Accessible Archives will feature the new Civil War content at the 2010 American Library Association Midwinter Meeting this week in Boston.

About Accessible Archives

Founded in 1990, Accessible Archives utilizes computer technology to provide vast quantities of archived historical information previously available only in microformat. Diverse primary source materials reflecting broad views across American history and culture have been assembled into comprehensive databases. Developed by dedicated instructors and students of Americana, these databases allow access to the rich store of materials from leading books and periodicals then current. Accessible Archives will continue to add titles covering important topics and time periods to assist scholars and students at all academic levels. Accessible Archives has retained Unlimited Priorities Corporation as its exclusive sales and marketing agent.

Tom Nagy, COO
Accessible Archives, Inc.
Exclusive Sales & Marketing Agent:
Iris L. Hanney, President
Unlimited Priorities Corporation

All images included in blog posts are from either Accessible Archives collections or out of copyright public sources unless otherwise noted. Common sources include the Library of Congress, The Flickr Commons, Wikimedia Commons, and other public archives.

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